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Looking to collaborate on a visual communications project where design can make a difference? Cool, cool. I partner with individuals, companies, agencies, and creative teams of all shapes and sizes and from all industries and would love to hear about your project.

I’m based in the East Valley/Queen Creek area, but love working with clients near and far, so please get in touch to tell me more about your project, see how I might be able to help, and if we’re a good fit for each other. And if you’re local to the area, we can meet up for a chat.

Just want to say hey or partner up on an art project? Right on, get in touch.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you!

Phone

602.315.4575

Email

lillyskye@q.com

Social

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Hours

Mon-Thu 7A-5P MST Arizona
Fri 7A-12P MST Arizona

Logo, print, and web design that rises above the noise, engages and connects audiences, and inspires action for your brand

Design makes the difference

We live in a noisy world, a time when brands compete for attention at all touchpoints. Design is a difference maker in being heard and standing out from the crowd.

Since 2007, I’ve strived to help individuals, companies, campaigns, and causes tell their stories through strategic, meaningful design that rises above the noise, engages and connects audiences, and inspires action for their brands in offline and online channels.

I provide a broad range of design services to help build brands and set them apart with distinctive visual communications. From individual projects to integrated campaigns, work is designed with a brand-first approach, handcrafted, cohesive, and informed by research, content, design strategy, brand consistency, and user experience.

If you’re looking for a creative, collaborative partner who will be a champion for your brand and work hard to make it shine in a crowded space, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s design something that will make a difference for your brand.

Services and types of projects I design

Design strategy
Creative direction
Research
User experience
User interface
Information architecture
Logos
Brand style guides
Integrated campaigns
Business cards/stationery
Brochures/sales materials
Direct mail campaigns
Advertising
Catalogs and editorial
Annual reports
Infographics
Signage
Media and press kits
Presentations
Book covers
Event/tradeshow materials
Blogs
Websites and microsites
Landing pages
Email templates
Banner ads
Social media assets

To learn more about my services and see if we’re a good fit for each other, please read my FAQs.

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My Services

Design that rises above the noise, engages and connects audiences, and inspires action for your brand

Services and types of projects I design

Design strategy
Creative direction
Research
User experience
User interface
Information architecture
Logos
Brand style guides
Integrated campaigns

Business cards/stationery
Brochures/sales materials
Direct mail campaigns
Advertising
Catalogs and editorial
Annual reports
Infographics
Signage
Media and press kits

Presentations
Book covers
Event/tradeshow materials
Blogs
Websites and microsites
Landing pages
Email templates
Banner ads
Social media assets

Logo design

A logo is at the heart of your brand’s foundation and is one of the most important visual identity elements that instantly identifies your brand and establishes recognition. I’ll work with you to design a distinctive and memorable mark that communicates your message and sets you apart.

Print design

In today’s changing digital landscape, print engages the senses differently and delivers a personal, tangible, and tactile experience that just can’t be matched online. Print is my first love and I dig crafting communications that work cohesively with digital to deliver a seamless experience.

Web design

Whether you need design and development or design only, I’ll craft a great digital experience and online presence for your brand with custom-designed, mobile-friendly websites and communications that combine design, form, features, and function to deliver your message.

How I work

There’s a lot that goes into the design process and each client and project is different, so my process is adaptable to individual needs; however, I do believe project success and process go hand-in-hand, so there are some steps that are common to every project. I pride myself on being easy to work with and what’s most important is understanding your project and goals and working together to design the right creative solution.

01 / Conversation and creative brief

Every project typically starts with a conversation, Q&A, and Creative Brief that asks for details about your business, project, scope of work, goals, timeline, and budget. If we decide we’re a good fit, I’ll put together a proposal outlining project details. Upon approval and agreement to work together, your project can be scheduled.

02 / Discovery and research

I’ll dig into your responses to the Creative Brief and do additional research to better understand your brand, business, target audience, competition, what sets you apart, what other designs inspire you (or don’t inspire you), what’s working (or not working), and what your desired outcomes are for the project to establish insights and inspiration for possible design directions.

03 / Design strategy and concept

Using the content you supply and the research gathered, I’ll explore creative directions on how best to visually position and differentiate your brand. The best concept(s) will be presented for collaborative review, revision, and concept design approval. Depending on the project, this may include presentation of concepts, mockups, style tiles or moodboards, sitemap, and wireframes.

04 / Design development and application

With visual direction established, the approved design concept is further developed and applied to the agreed project deliverables. Depending on the project, this may include refinement and development of variations of a logo concept; development of layouts and pieces in a print campaign, or turning designs into functioning websites. This step also includes quality checks, proofreading, fine-tuning, and testing.

05 / Delivery and evaluation

Once design is complete, and everything is finalized and approved, project billing is wrapped up, high-resolution files are delivered for logo and print projects and websites go live. This is also where we’ll go through training on how to manage your website. After the project is delivered, I’ll ask for feedback on your experience with the project and responses from your target audience that will help me on future work with your brand.

06 / Celebrate and support

I take pride in my clients’ successes and when my clients are happy, I’m thrilled. Successful projects call for celebration and high five’s. After project completion, I welcome the opportunity to support your brand with ongoing design needs, acting as an extension of your team.

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My Story

Giving brands a visual voice to tell their stories

Visual designer with a love of layout, organization, details, and achieving client goals.
Finding inspiration in unexpected places.

I love a creative challenge and work hard to give brands a visually distinctive, cohesive, and consistent voice across all channels with detailed execution, uncommon personal attention, and forward thinking design solutions that make a difference.

What really drives me is inspiring my clients, going above and beyond what they expect, and designing just the right creative that makes them smile.

My career began in Corporate Marketing where I…

Prior to entering the world of visual design, I worked for 12 years as a corporate marketing project manager driving award-winning projects from concept to implementation; supporting brand initiatives; launching campaigns and programs; managing schedules and budgets; and leading creative teams, agencies, and vendors. In this role I gained invaluable experience and insight into what it takes to make a solid, cohesive, and memorable brand.

My other adventures took me to the food service industry where I launched, owned, and operated a Brazilian restaurant… a 5-year journey that allowed me to gain unmatched experience in all areas of business, from administration to operations to marketing and creative.

Then one day in 2007, I found myself at a crossroads. Corporate was behind me, the restaurant had been sold, personal challenges were before me, and I was at a fork in the road. I submerged into the world of mixed media art and launched a direct mail campaign for my work and exhibitions. A friend who received the package told me she dug my art, but really liked my campaign and asked if I could design a logo for her business. I was like, “what”? That day everything truly changed and I embarked on a new career, becoming a self-taught designer.

There’s no shortage of amazing design talent, and I’m honored when clients choose me. Throughout my career, I’ve collaborated with individuals, small businesses, creative agencies, and marketing teams to execute their communications goals. My 24-years of combined experience in business, marketing, and design allows me to strategically tackle projects with a unique, brand-centric approach. I strive for excellence in every project and take pride in creative strategy, ideation, and project management to deliver projects that are on brand and exceed expectations for clients in any industry. I’m a trusted and driven partner who brings a maturity and professionalism to every project and am committed to making every project the best it can be.

My career and experience span over 24 years and I’m still on a journey of exploration, learning, and honing my craft.

When I’m not immersed in creative strategy for clients, you can find me working on an art project, hunting for vintage treasures and found objects, getting lost in cooking and art magazines, enjoying cocktails and dancing the night away, or escaping into a good flick in the sci-fi, action, thriller, or mystery genres.

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to working with you to design something that will make a difference for your brand! :)

Mission

Give brands a visual voice to tell their stories through handcrafted, strategic, cohesive, and distinctive design

Vision

Develop design solutions that connect and engage with audiences and inspire action for brands

Values

01 / Design is an investment

Design is not an embellishment, but a strategic process and integral part of brand strategy — commitment to the process is necessary to project successes

02 / Design is a difference maker

Design is powerful in its ability to solve problems, shape opinions, influence decisions, guide and help, inspire action, and make the experience

03 / Design consistency is key

Design consistency across all touchpoints is key to building trust, establishing a cohesive and memorable brand, and delivering a unified experience

04 / Excellent work is a standard

Excellence in quality, craftsmanship, details, and thoughtful and purposeful work can’t be compromised, even when clients need it “yesterday”

05 / Leave egos at the door

Collaboration, communication, and mutual respect create the best work and allow the best ideas to come forward so leave egos and arrogance at the door

06 / Be a person of integrity

Honesty, authenticity, trust, kindness, and doing what you say when you say you’ll do it are key to long-lasting relationships and project successes

07 / Maintain work-life balance

Have fun, love your job, and create meaningful work, but keep it in perspective — at the end of the day, there truly is more to life than your work

08 / Grow to your best self

Accept that there’s always more to learn about yourself, others, and life — continue to learn, be inspired, change, adapt, and grow to your best self

09 / Let your cra-cra shine

We’ve all got some crazy in us and it’s good to be a little weird, different, and stand out — celebrate these differences and let your cra-cra shine

10 / Tomorrow’s a new day

Some of the best encouragement my Mom has given me is that no matter what happens today, tomorrow’s a new day, a fresh start, and new adventure

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Kind words from clients

Kind words from clients

Lilly Skye was integral to the branding of my startup, Apex Management Partners. She demonstrated excellent design and project management skills, and brought fresh, creative insight to the design and development of my brand identity. She took the time to listen to my needs, clearly understood my vision, and executed smart, creative solutions to bring it to life. From my logo to collateral to website, her work was on target in conveying my brand message and tone. At every step, she was exemplary at keeping the project moving and so easy to work with. It was a great experience working with Lilly and I highly recommend her for creative strategy work.

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Michael Bartholomeusz, MS PhD Managing Partner, Apex Management Partners

Client Review from Michael Bartholomeusz

Working with Lilly Skye on your design and creative needs is the best decision you could make for your project or organization. She cares deeply about your success — as deeply as if it were her own, and is a very unique combination of being able to translate your creative vision into reality and super detail oriented. In six years of working together, Lilly has never once missed a deadline or dropped a ball. We are grateful for her passion, work ethic and drive to always work to the highest standard and produce the highest outcomes. She’s a superhuman addition to your team.

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Catherine Alonzo, CEO and Founding Partner, Javelina

Client Review from Catherine Alonzo

Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of graphic artists, but Lilly Skye is our go-to. That’s because her artwork is top-notch, with the versatility to execute on diverse projects; she listens to and understands the client’s vision; brings her own creative ideas that elevate the end product; and is reliable, diligent with deadlines, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

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David Waid, Founding Partner, Javelina

Client Review from David Waid

We’re usually told people are either left or right brained, but working with Lilly you know that’s not true. She’s a talented artist and designer, but also the most organized person on our team, meticulous, and integral to a project’s timely completion. She can do that because she’s adaptable and doesn’t have an ego about her work — she truly wants to deliver excellent work and see clients succeed. Her work is like magic and her execution flawless. It’s amazing to watch time after time how she understands our clients vision, and then takes our content to develop design solutions that are exactly what our clients are looking for.

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Paloma Ibañez, Director of Nonprofit and Business Services, Javelina

Client Review from Paloma Ibañez

Lilly Skye has been an indispensable resource for my marketing projects. Always professional, reliable and dedicated, she comes through every time. Whether it’s an ad, brochure, website, product packaging or other project, she is able to take a job from concept to delivery with creative design, an intelligent approach, and attention to detail. Even more importantly, Lilly’s work ethic, integrity and positive attitude make her a delight to work with. I highly recommend Lilly Skye!

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Terri Macdonald, Creative Director, Birdseye Marketing & Communications

Client Review from Terri Macdonald

Lilly Skye’s ability to take a summary of my stories and a couple ideas I might have about cover design, and then create spectacular artwork that depicts the characters and plot in ways I couldn’t have imagined leave me in awe every single time. Her insight into marketing, artistic vision, professionalism, and unending support of my work allow me to offer the best face of my stories to the world. And her herculean efforts in the designing of my website required patience, both a micro and macro view of the site, and how potential clients would view my site. After every project completed, I have affirmation that Lilly is the best at what she does, and gratitude for our continued working relationship.

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Michele Venné, Author, My Joy Enterprises

Client Review from Michele Venné

Lilly Skye is a true rockstar and talent. We are so thankful for her incredible work on our website and for putting in the extra time and energy to make it come to life. It is beautiful and is everything that we set out to accomplish. Our team couldn’t be happier! This was a tremendous feat and as a result, elevates our company 10-fold. We couldn’t have done it without her. We look forward to working with Lilly more to continue growing the site and help this incredible tool become a life source for Javelina and the clients we serve!

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Javelina

Client Review from Javelina

I am thrilled with the work that Lilly Skye has done for my new website. It is so beautiful and conveys everything I need to let people who have cancer know, “There is another way.” I don’t think there are any words to describe how exquisite it is, how it is laid out with such professional knowledge, that it is organized in a brilliant way, that it captures the “essence” of me, that it surely inspires the reader to purchase my book. I am so grateful for the Artist and Angel that Lilly is, and so thankful for her work. WOW, she is so talented, and I am so lucky to be able to work with her on my website. My success will be much greater, because of her.

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Susan Liberty Hall, Author, Ha, I Laugh in the Face of Cancer

Client Review from Susan Liberty Hall

Kind words from clients

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